- Microsoft thanked a Navy veteran for his service by having a Battlefield V Xbox One X bundle delivered to his house by a skydiver.
- That skydiver was Travis Pastrana, a former NASCAR driver and professional stunt performer from the action-sports collective Nitro Circus.
- The giveaway coincides with Microsoft’s #GiveWithXbox campaign, which donates Xbox products to video-game-related charities.
To celebrate the release of Battlefield V, Microsoft and Electronic Arts partnered to give a Florida veteran a limited-edition Xbox One X bundle, delivered via an outrageous skydiving stunt.
Motorsport driver and stunt performer Travis Pastrana of Nitro Circus dove from a height of 13,000 feet to deliver the first Xbox One X Gold Rush Special Edition Battlefield V bundle to retired Navy Corpsman Jeff Bartrom, who lives in Paisley, Florida. Pastrana hit a peak speed of 140 mph during the dive, and the jump took less than 55 seconds.
The giveaway was meant to thank Bartrom for his service, and it coincides with Microsoft’s #GiveWithXbox initiative. The company pledged to donate $US5 worth of Xbox products for every picture shared to social media with the hashtag showing the importance of gaming. Microsoft will donate up to $US1 million to be split between four charities, Child’s Play, Gamers Outreach, SpecialEffect, and Operation Supply Drop. The social-media campaign is running through December 9th.
Love these #GiveWithXbox photos of the awesome Chase & family who we have been able to help on his gaming journey. See & RT how you can get involved & support @SpecialEffect and 3 other good causes! ???? ???? ???? https://t.co/Uzz08vURC5 pic.twitter.com/5GzZwmwLGp
— SpecialEffect (@SpecialEffect) November 20, 2018
World War II shooter Battlefield V officially launched on November 20 and is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The Xbox One X version of Battlefield V also features enhanced visuals. EA Access members can play a free 10-hour trial of the game on their platform of choice as well.